From today thousands of schools across the country will start to pay into the apprenticeship levy. The compulsory payment will have to be paid by most schools, with only small stand-alone academies exempt.
Commenting on the Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy’s report on the Government’s apprenticeship levy and apprenticeship policies, Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said:
This blogpost marks the first in a series examining the impact of the government’s apprenticeship reforms on the education sector, and discussing ways in which schools and colleges can respond.
Apprenticeships should be a high quality path to a successful career. ATL recommends that when advising young people or developing programmes, teachers and lecturers are aware that good quality apprenticeships: